Visual Resumes: Stand Out from the Crowd

When you’re applying for a new job (or creating your own), how do you stand out from the crowd?

How do you demonstrate your skills and share your experiences in a way that will actually stick with the person learning more about you?

In this video we explore those questions with the skill of sketchnoting in mind, to see how we might use that creative skill to communicate a set of past experiences, current skills and interests, and future ambitions.

I hope you enjoy following along with that process.


Here’s how my sketchnoted resume turned out:

My sketchnoted resume. What elements might you include in yours?

As I mention in the video above, I share the details of my education and career timeline in this video: How I Became A Sketchnote Educator.

Here’s Austin visual resume:

Austin’s collage-style fully handwritten resume.

You can learn more about Austin and his work here.

If you decide to create you own visual resume, let me know how it turns out! Be sure to share it with me on Instagram or Twitter.

Free Sketchnoting Guide

Want to give sketchnoting a try but not sure where to start? Check out this sample of The Verbal To Visual Notebook:

That 100% hand-sketched notebook includes a set of prompts to help you put pen to paper and start sketching out ideas yourself.

You can get the free guide here.

Good luck creating your own visual resume!